Hi and welcome to the Borough of Totowa’s official website. In order to become familiar with our community, I thought I would provide some information about our town and certain services available to you.
The Borough of Totowa was settled around 1750 and incorporated in 1898. It has an area of approximately 4 square miles with a population of just over 10,000. The town is governed by a Mayor and six Council members.
I have served as Mayor for the last fourteen years. Since 1961, a span of 50 years, I am only the third Mayor to serve Totowa. We presently have four men and two women who serve on the Municipal Council. They are elected to three year terms. We are proud of the fact that Totowa has the lowest tax rate in Passaic County for 31 of the last 32 years. Our council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and all are welcome to attend. The meetings are held in the Council Room at the Municipal Complex located at 537 Totowa Road at the corner of Cherba Place.
The Complex also houses the police department, the Municipal Court, the Clerk’s office, the building department, the tax office, the tax assessor’s office, the health department and other administrative offices. The public library is adjacent to the Municipal Complex on Cherba Place.
The Department of Public Works is located at 136 Furler Street and the Sewer Department is located at 100 Riverview Drive. The senior citizen coordinator and the town nurse are located in the Community Center at 385 Union Boulevard.
We are very fortunate to have people who volunteer their time and energy to our fire department and first aid squad. There are four fire houses located throughout the town and the first aid squad is on Totowa Road at Mitchell Avenue.
There are two public school buildings in Totowa; Washington Park School, located at 10 Crews Street, serves grades 3-8 and Memorial School, located at 294 Totowa Road, serves grades K-2. Passaic Valley Regional High School, located on East Main Street in Little Falls, serves grades 9-12 for the communities of Totowa, Little Falls and West Paterson.
You can read more about each elected official, the services we have to offer, each of our departments, and the dates and times of the various board meetings in this website.
I hope this information will be of some benefit to you. I have lived in Totowa my entire life and love this community and its people. I hope you will enjoy our community as much as I do.
Very truly yours
MAYOR JOHN COIRO